Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Awards: Top Ten Mountain West Finalists

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Awards: Top Ten Mountain West Finalists

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Awards: Top Ten Mountain West Finalists

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The Julius Erving Award (Best Small Forward in the country)

Julius Erving, Massachusetts (1969-1971)

College Stats: 26.3 PPG 20.2 RPG 3.6 APG

College Highlights:

  • Recorded 51 double-doubles in 52 career contests
  • Left school as all-time leader in points and rebounds (26.3 ppg / 20.2 rpg)
  • Had two games with 30 or more rebounds
  • Led UMass to two Yankee Conference titles and the school’s first two NIT appearances
  • Inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980

2019’s winner: Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga (WCC)

Season Highlights:

  • WCC POY
  • Consensus All-American (1st team)
  • All-WCC

2018-2019 stats: 19.7 PPG 6.5 RPG 1.5 APG & 0.9 SPG in 37 games played (all starts)

2020 Top Ten Finalists:

Derrick Alston Jr., Boise State (MWC)

2019-2020 Stats: 18.4 PPG 5.2 RPG 3.1 APG & 0.5 SPG in 26 games played (26 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 3.2

Devin Vassell, Florida State (ACC)

2019-2020 Stats: 13.4 PPG 5.3 RPG 1.7 APG & 1.5 SPG in 24 games played (24 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 4.1

Corey Kispert, Gonzaga (WCC)

2019-2020 Stats: 13.8 PPG 3.8 RPG 2.2 APG & 0.9 SPG in 26 games played (26 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 4.1

Jordan Nwora, Louisville (ACC)

2019-2020 Stats: 18.8 PPG 7.2 RPG 1.3 APG & 0.8 SPG in 25 games played (25 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 4.6 (highest among finalists)

Precious Achiuwa, Memphis (AAC)

2019-2020 Stats: 14.7 PPG 9.8 RPG 1.1 SPG & 1.9 BPG in 23 games played (23 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 3.0

Tres Tinkle, Oregon State (PAC-12)

2019-2020 Stats: 19.0 PPG 6.8 RPG 3.7 APG & 2.0 SPG in 23 games played (23 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 4.2

Elijah Hughes, Syracuse (ACC)

2019-2020 Stats: 18.6 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.8 APG & 1.2 SPG in 24 games played (24 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 3.7

Anthony Lamb, Vermont (AEC)

2019-2020 Stats: 16.6 PPG 7.3 RPG 2.4 APG & 1.3 BPG in 26 games played (26 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 3.9

Saddiq Bey, Villanova (Big East)

2019-2020 Stats: 15.7 PPG 5.0 RPG 2.3 APG & 0.7 SPG in 24 games played (24 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 3.8

Naji Marshall, Xavier (Big East)

2019-2020 Stats: 16.2 PPG 5.9 RPG 3.7 APG & 1.3 SPG in 24 games played (24 starts)

Win Shares in 2019-2020: 3.0

*A link to sports-reference.com’s breakdown of how they calculate win shares. 

You can make your vote for the awards and players above as well as other awards like the Jerry West, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar awards now on their website here. There will be top five finalists lists released in March and the winners of the awards will be presented at the College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles on April 10th.

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